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House | March 12, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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Ladies and Gentlemen without objection rule 12 D is suspended is there objection so ordered. The house come to order. Ladies and gentlemen of the house, the chair is happy to, house will come to order. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to some folks from my district in North Mecklenburg for the home education they are I think for the home education camp fest John Novak and young students Katy Novak, Mady Stevens and Amanda Novak. Please stand up and let us welcome. Ladies and Gentlemen, on motion the member from Union county, Rep Horn. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to his lovely wife’s Rhine Horn’s Birthday. Rhine Very happy Birthday. Rep Horn, I think you have set a new bar. Ladies and gentlemen of the house, We have a gallery full of students the cheer boys its only from one school. But If not your school I hope you will stand up and let us recognize you. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to students, teachers and chaperons from Newton Hannover Middle school and any other school students who happen to be in the gallery today. Home school students, public school students please rise and Let us welcome you this time. Ladies and gentlemen of the house we put on today’s calendar for immediate consideration of house resolution 275. I have been advised by the clerk that we may hold off until we make sure that the girl scouts are up in the gallery so we will go ahead and move the calendar and come back to that at the appropriate time. No need to change the order at this time. Rep Moore please state your purpose [Speaker Changes] Referral of the bill Mr Speaker [Speaker Changes] the gentlemen is recognized [Speaker Changes] Mr Speaker Housebill 270 which was just read in today moved at the referral to the elction law committee be stricken that the bill be simply referred to the committee on government. [Speaker Changes] Without objection so ordered. House bill 120 the clerk will read [Speaker Changes] Committee substitute for house bill 120 a bill to entitle an act to require approval from the North Carolina Building Code council before union or local government may require building inspections in addition to those required by the building codes to specify the frequency and effective date code updates in to exempt cable television equipment installation from building code requirements. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [Speaker Changes] Representative Hager Please state your purpose [Speaker Changes] To debate the bill [Speaker Changes] The gentlemen is recognized to debate the bill [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr Speaker. Just a quick summary of what we were talking about yesterday I think we kind of beat the dead horse yesterday. This bill came out and was filed

On February 19, and it came to the floor yesterday, so by my count, that was almost three weeks since the bill was filed that it got to the floor. This bill came out of reg reform with a unanimous vote for favorable. And we had almost right at 75% of members of this body voting from ??? yesterday. Today I’d like to ask for your vote again, see if we can beat that 75% number. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Representative Insko, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: If the lady will yield for just a moment, Representative McGrady, does ??? intend to send forth an amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGES]: I do Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Does the lady wish to yield until the amendment is considered? [SPEAKER CHANGES]: I yield [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Representative McGrady is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Representative McGrady moves to amend the bill on page 2, lines 32 and 33 by deleting the phrase. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Colleagues, this amendment goes back to the discussion we had yesterday regarding three years or six years. And as the author of the bill conceded, roughly half the states are clearly on a three year cycle. Some number of the other states are somewhere, use typically three, but not always three, and there’s no state, actually, that mandates a six year cycle. The closest to the six year cycle that is currently in law among the fifty states is a recently enacted law in the state of Michigan, which provides flexibility, allowing the similar councils we’ve got here to go to six years, but also allowing it to move that up as close to three years. So my amendment simply takes the language in the Michigan in law and makes it North Carolina law. And my intent here frankly is just to not have North Carolina as an outlier. If we move to a mandated six year cycle, we will be the only state in that position, and I really think that’s a mistake. Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Representative Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: To debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. You know we talked about this yesterday. Three years, six years makes a huge difference in the cost of a house. Every time we look at re-upping the code it costs more money to do that. We all have folks in our district. Again, we are outliers within the united states. We are the fifth highest unemployment. We have folks out of work we have folks struggling to build houses. Every three years we look at the code, the cost gets more. Every time we look at this code, the cost gets higher for a house. Again, I asked the question yesterday. Do you guys want affordable housing in North Carolina, or do you want to just keep increasing the price? We talked a little yesterday about why folks would want to go to a three year, and I think Representative Harrison talked about the National Electrical Manufacturers, the National Chemistry Council, Greenbuilders. Well folks, these folks have products they want to bring to market. This code is not to get products to bail have to build with, and have to have our builders use products from the National Electrical Manufacturer to the National Chemical Society. It’s not for that, it’s for safety. I’ll give you guys a good example. I brought some props today. This is a hurricane clip. This is an engineered hurricane clip, Representative Catlin, Representative Arp, they all understand. This is engineered for a reason. It’s to keep your roof on your house when you have a hurricane coming through. Pretty straight forward. Another piece, a rafter tie, same thing. These are what you have to have to have a safe house. Now, the reason you go to a three year code is because of this, or things that represent this. This is a choice, this is not a have to have. If you go to three years cycles, the energy efficiency code will continue to increase, it will continue to cost the House to build houses more, and it will continue to drive people out of the housing market. So I ask you to vote no on this amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Representative Carney, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: To speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: The lady is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise in support of this amendment. I’d like to be able to vote for this bill. As a former county commissioner, I see the need for the uniformity. I agree that if we could just accept this amendment, and it doesn’t really take it away from the six year, it just gives us the flexibility to go between the three year and the six year. So I think it’s a good amendment that I’m not sure that it does all that harm to the bill itself, but it gives those of use that would like to vote for this bill a little leeway to make it easier. So I would encourage you to support it. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Representative Brody, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: To debate the amendment please. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: I

...can see, well, I explained last night my feelings on it. I want to just address this amendment briefly. What the amendment that we're doing; I'm going to have to ask the question, who decides who's going to initiate this review? If it's going to be the code council, if it's going to be collaboration between the realtors and the villages' association, and the remodeler's association? It's just too confusing to decide and his amendment didn't even decide that. I would--I support the Representative Hager's view. Six years, it goes by pretty fast and it also has the ability to be amended as needed; and I do reject the amendment. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McGrady, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the amendment a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I-I simply wanted to respond to the question that was asked--who decides. The building code council would decide whether it feels like it needs to move forward on an earlier track; presumably based on the standards that are coming down from the international building code council or whatever it is called. I would also note the the bill, even now, and this is a good piece of the bill, allows the council to move forward if, you know, some sudden safety issue arrives. The bill's authors and supporters have taken care of that issue. So, I--I don't really think that's an issue. And finally, I'd just say--you know--if this is really an effort to get at an [sic] energy efficiency standards, then let's have that debate at some point. But, this isn't the way to do it. This is much broader than some set of energy efficiency standards that is here; and I think we've got some really good people that can manage the code just fine. And, I urge you to support the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Reprentative Arp, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] What I wanted to do is clarify a little bit again, as it relates to the code, and the way--the way the process works. The way the current bill is structured now is that the building code council may periodically revise the building code, but the wholesale change of the building code would not occur prior to six years, in terms of the cycle. Because we use the national standard, the international code council, as the basis, we really only have two choices. It's either three or six, in terms of what's available to them to be able to do this. This amendment would in fact just negate the possibility to move to a six year cycle, or a four year or a five year; or anything like that. You have to either do it at three or six. And the whole point of this is to provide some stability. Again, the code has the--the language of the bill as it's written now, provides flexibilities for the building code council to go back and make necessary amendments as--as they deem fit, but not wholesale change the code but once every six years. And that's really what we're talking about here. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] See if the amendment sponsor will yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McGrady, does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Representative McGrady, now am I to understand that you understand that if things come up that affect the structural integrity of a home, or the safety of a home; which the code is designed to do, those things can be put into the code before the six year cycle? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I conceded that, yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And--and the fact that the six year cycle only has to do with--as Representative Arp said--with the overall look at the code. [inaudible] could still get in the code as the-- [SPEAKER CHANGES] He [??] accurately stated my--what the effect of my amendment would be--with one slight exception. I believe my amendment would allow them to take it up at anywhere from year three to year six. But, with that exception, I believe he stated it accurately. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So--so we all understand that things can be put in the code as needed. Without the six year cycle. [SPEAKER CHANGES] --Changes that are of a safety or nature that are--you know--one item--certainly can be picked up and in theory a large number of issues could be picked up if the building code council found the need to do that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yield to a follow-up? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] What I assume on the safety issue--if things can be taken up in the saf-- [end of data...]

your structural issues. Maybe energy efficiency wouldn't be one of those safety or structural issues to be taken up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Frankly, Representative Hager, I hadn't really thought about it, but I presume that could be taken up, too. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Rep McGrady for the House Committee substitute for House Bill 120. All in favor vote aye, all in favor vote no. The clerk will open the vote. All members wishing to record, please do so at this time. Representative Dodson. Does the gentleman wish to record? Clerk will allow the machine to record the vote. 41 having voted in the affirmative, 77 in the negative, the amendment fails. We are back on the bill. Representative Insko, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members, yesterday, I reported that I had talked to my building inspector, I also talked to Representative Arp, and again today I talked to the building inspector, so it seems to me the information that I'm getting in inconsistent. The building inspector in orange county has sent me a letter from the Home Builders Association and I think the difference of opinion lies between the Home Builders Association and the inspectors on the ground. So the Home Builders Association is still telling the building inspectors that they may not do open-floor framing inspections, that those are erroneous. So one example that was given to me was the inability to inspect the lintels over the windows, so when you build a brick house, you have windows, you have to have a steel lentil to bear the weight of the bricks above it, that if those are not inspected when they're put in, you may have to tear down- I know you're shaking your head 'No.' I see that. I'm just telling you what the Home Builders Association are saying to our inspectors. I think this is a misunderstanding. We need some clarification. I know this bill is going to pass today. I'll be working on the senate side to try to get some clarification so that we don't end up creating misunderstandings between our county-level... We all want to do the right thing, there's no reason for us to create problems back home, so I'm going to vote 'no' again on the bill today and I'll be working on the Senate to try to get this clarified. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Dobson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Clarification. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. The chair understands the gentleman may wish to change his vote on this amendment from an aye to a no, is that correct? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That's correct. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It will be recorded. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Avila, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I'd like to ask the bill sponsor a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager, does the gentleman yield? The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Representative Hager, I remember vaguely, so much has gone through my head since that period of time, that a couple of years ago or so, there was a real slew of e-mails that I got, from, I believe it was Home Builders, or people in the construction industry about an issue of codes not being published. Does this have anything to do with what you're working on with this building code that we're currently looking at? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you for the questions, Representative. I think that it is loosely related to the fact of allowing what happened with energy codes for this past year, as you may or may not remember, is we were asking our home builders to go out there and enact code that they had no documentation on what they were supposed to do and our inspectors had no training on what they were supposed to inspect. It's loosely associated with that to make sure that we can catch up with the code revisions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Luebke, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I had hoped to send forward a one-word amendment, but I see that staff has not arrived at that one-word amendment, and I wonder if there is anyway in which, and if Representative Hager supports the amendment, is there any way, Madam Clerk, we can do a one-word amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager, does the gentleman wish to temporarily displace the bill so the amendment can be processed? [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be temporarily displaced. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 45. The clerk will read.

Speaker Changes:we need a substitute for house bill 45 ?? providing for inventory and infrastructute for robots instead of learning in public schools legislative research comission steady comitee on ?? in public schools general assembly of north carolinina acts Speaker Changes:?? please state you rpurpose Speaker Changes:for motion for oertaining to thi sbill Speaker:the gentlemen is recognized Speaker Changes:Mr speaker in confrontation between Representative ?? and Representative ?? of chair committee preparation of the bill to be removed by today's calender by tomorrow Speaker Changes:without objection,so ordered Speaker Changes:house bill 75 the clerk will read Speaker Changes:house bill 75 the bill to be ?? increase of the various ?? offensives of felony conies of the ?? are others also against mine that indicates with the other views involves ?? general assembly of north Carolinian acts Speaker Changes:representative ? please your purpose Speaker Changes:to debate the bill Speaker Changes:the gentlemen is recognized to debate the bill Speaker Changes:thank you Mr speaker ladies and gentlemen this bill came to us came to me several months ago as a result of a terrible and tragic incident in my union county but i is the bill that impact us in the process of state simply put ?? reviews something is not one person in here likes ?? discuss ?? but what we are doing is we are going to raise the penalty of child abuse ?? much across the board except that the Mr bean level seems to be D H S be a setter ?? well spilled out in the bill you have a ?? little story of Kayla beautiful little three year old girl who left in the care of her step father and few minutes later that terrible line 111 call came the message had the show up and see a little girl was probably never gonna make it to the hospital but she dint make it to the hospital but didn't part to remove to the ?? in the brain and feel people are doing kinda of this and doing this all over the state and we have everyone of us have incident like this in our district not acceptable we all feel very strongly about this kinda of thing as hints for the house bill 75 i ask your support for this bill to send a clear message we gotta keep these people off the street we gotta give them a chance to heal well these precious little children have no abilities to defend themselves no body to defend themselves and it just seemed to be if i take a shot in my face of if I'm a big guy i can handle it but a child no no way it's a consequent that we have to share the association ?? we have the support of D H S i met with the with i have everyone one involved with this developing bill last 5 months but didn't write this bill a couple of weeks ago and final we worker hard to make sure everybody participated this bill and everybody agrees this makes reasonable sense and I'm asking you to please vote yes on house bill 75 Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: to briefly debate the bill Mr.President, Speaker Changes: the gentlemen is recognized to debate the bill, Speaker Changes:i join Representative ?? comments and i promise sponsors of this bill that all ?? Representative Stevens and some members of the senate did on this bill ?? to speak out two points on this bill very briefly because many of you know that I'm not someone who stand sup immediately supports and increase penalties of the way to handle some problems but i also believe that to be appropriate here two of the goals of the ?? system was to ?? future bad behaviors specifically or generally and another on this to incapacitate people who we are fear of and no other ways to handle the penalties that are being enhanced in this bill served those purposes we know the purpose of the terms because in my county which is one of the highest rate of child abused in the state

that are in place are not deterring, they are not sufficient. We have the data to show that. So in these cases I think this makes good policy sense, and the people who are doing this kind of harm to these children need to be incapacitated for as long as the system can do it in many of these cases. The children, I think this was said at the press conference, some of these, many of these children, will suffer the harm that was inflicted on through for a lifetime. The abusers to do that to them should also be seriously incapacitated for the rest of their lives, if possible. I support this bill, and I think that it will help save the lives of some children, and certainly improve the possibilities that a number of children will not be harmed in the future by recidivists who would otherwise be out there doing this. So I support the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Horn, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I wanted to further explain that, in addition, when we were researching this bill, one of the questions I asked was what's the recidivism rate on child abusers? What is that? We don't know. We don't know specifically, because of the way we code these convictions in the system. So included in this bill is that change, so that we will begin to track the child abusers, and understand more of the serial activity, and be able to identify more clearly those that perpetrate this terrible crime. I ask for support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house is the passage of house bill 75 on its second reading. All those in favor will vote aye. All those opposed, vote no. The clerk will open the vote. All members wishing to report, please do so at this time. Representative Brandon. Clerk will lock the machine, record the vote. 118 having voting in the affirmative, and none in negative. House bill 75 has passed its second reading, and without objection. Will be ready third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] General assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house is the passage of house bill 75 on its third reading. All in favor, say I. All opposed, say no. The ayes have it. House bill 75 has passed its third reading, and will be sent to the senate. Ladies and gentlemen, upon motion of representatives Stam, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Mike Marshall, president of North Carolinians for home education. The chair would also like to recognize and have stand the parent home schoolers who are in the chamber. Welcome. Ladies and gentlemen, before we return to house bill 120, we are going to move on to the resolution, house resolution 275 that was added to today's calendar. House resolution 275. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House resolution 275. The house resolution honoring the girl scouts of the U.S.. The house resolves. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Carney, does the lady wish to have the resolution read? The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Whereas March 12 marks the 101st anniversary of girl scouts of the USA, founded by Juliette Gordon Lowe court in 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and whereas without its distinguished history, girl scouting has inspired millions of girls and women with the highest ideals of courage, confidence and character, and whereas through the girl scout leadership experience, girls develop the skills and lessons that will serve them a lifetime, so that they may contribute to their communities, and whereas girl scouting takes an active role in increasing girls awareness of the opportunities available to them today in math, science, sports, technology and other fields that can expand their horizons, and whereas girl scouts has shaped the lives of 53% of females, senior executives and business owners, 6% of women in Congress and virtually every female astronaut, and whereas more than three million current girl scout members nationwide will be celebrating 101 years of this American tradition, with nearly 50,000,000 women who are former girl scouts and living proof of the impact of this amazing movement, and whereas, in partnership with tens of thousands of adult volunteers, girl scouts of North Carolina serves more than 67,000 girls

...members in all 100 North Carolina counties. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, Section 1, the House of Representatives honors the memory of Juliette Gordan Low, for her role in founding the Girl Scouts of the USA and expresses appreciation to the members of the Girl Scouts for their commitment to building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Section 2, the principal clerk shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Girl Scouts of the USA, national headquarters. Section 3, this resolution is effective upon adoption. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Carney is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, and to the Girl Scouts in the gallery and your leaders who are with us today. I rise to remind my colleagues of a resolution that we passed in this House on February the 4th honoring the Boy Scouts of America on their 100th year anniversary. Well today, we are honoring the 101 anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America. As you've heard in the resolution, Juliette Low founded this organization in 1912 and you've heard that there are 3 million plus young women today that are in this organization and over hundreds of thousands of leaders that have committed their time to help these girls invest in and instill in them values such as their character building, their honesty and their fairness, and their courage, that they earn and they learn those through the badges that they earn. Of the 50 million that you heard about women, that have been scout leaders or scout members, I am one of those 50 million. I was not only a Brownie, I was a Girl Scout and I was a Girl Scout leader. My three daughters went through scouting and of my six granddaughters, we have two of the little girls that are starting to blossom into scouting. And then two of the teenagers went into scouting, also. So it does make an impact on what these young women learn at a young age and the impact that the leaders make on their lives. And I say thank you to all of you and I commend this resolution to you. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Carney, the Chair understands there may be a friendly amendment sent forth by Representative Lewis, if you would like to consult with him after and we will recognize Representative Farmer-Butterfield to debate the resolution. The lady is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, was developing the movement with girls of all ages coming together. She wanted to give them the opportunity to develop self reliance and encouragement to prepare not only for traditional roles, but for future roles as professional women. We're talking lawyers, doctors, state legislators, congresswomen and the like. The Girl Scouts is the largest educational organization in the world for women. Juliette Low has earned and garnered many accolades during her illustrious career. They include having a stamp, a postage stamp published in her honor. And this was signed through a bill by President Harry Truman. Having the City of Savannah name a school for her. And indeed, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in New York. In 1983, President Reagan signed a bill naming a Federal building in Savannah in her honor. And, indeed, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom after her death in April of 2012. This is the highest civilian award in the United States. My daughters, as Representative Carney mentioned, were also Girl Scouts and Brownies, and I was a Brownie and Girl Scout. And indeed it molded and shaped my life and in fact, I can remember starting a troop in Wilson to a...

church many years ago so that more girls could have an opportunity to participate in The Girl Scouts. To House Members I ask you to please join me in honoring Juliette Gordon Low for her efforts in establishing an organization for the betterment of all girls as well as show appreciation for The Girl Scouts, current and former, who have committed themselves to building a better place for the world. I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep Lewis please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Obviously unlike the prior-to speakers I was not member of the Girl Scouts. I'm certain I would have benefited had I had that experience. Fortunately for me though, my little girl is. And there's a lot stuff that we talk about every day, that, some of it brings us together, some of it kinda drives us apart. But I wanna talk to you about a real success story. And I, just get my notes, I don't wanna make a mistake here. Troop 1783 which is based in Dunn, is a Girl Scout Troop. And this Troop in one years time, because of simply going out, and advocating how important Girl Scouts can be in the lives of young girls. And because of the dedicated women volunteers who lead this group has grown in one year from seven members to fifty. And the things that they learn, and the things that they are taught, will indeed as the resolu-, as the resolution says, be with them forever. And I'm very, very proud that my daughter and girls all across the state have a chance to be involved in such a wonderful organization. And with that Mr. Speaker if it's ready may I be recognized to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentlemen is recognized to send forth an amendment, The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves to amend the bill on page one line 25 by, to read The Girl Scouts of the USA National Headquarters and The Girl Scouts of North Carolina Headquarters. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I wanted to add and I apologize that I didn't talk to Representative Carney prior to this. But we have a great Girl Scout organization here in this state, in fact they just have appointed a brand new CEO Lisa Jones. And I wanted for this great group to also be able to receive, from our Clerk, a certified copy of this. So, I would appreciate your support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Carney please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and I welcome this amendment from Representative Lewis. And for those of you out there, you young ladies listening, this is how the process works. Amendments are good and they should be accepted and worked with. It's working with each other and I welcome it. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And Representative Lewis, The Chair, is relieved to hear you were not a member of The Girl Scouts, but I'm glad to hear that your daughter is, as was mine. Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not the question before The House is the adoption of the amendment sent forth by Representative Lewis to House Resolution ?75, all in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk is op-, The Clerk will open the vote. All Members wishing to record please do so at this time. Representative Blackwell. The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. 118 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the amendment passes, we are back now on the bill. Representative Duane Hall please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] My comments will be very brief because I think this resolution has a pretty good chance. I'd just like to express my personal appreciation for being here with me everyday, I'm a freshman legislator and we've had a few late nights already and I expect quite a, few more in the future. But every single night here on the floor as well as all the rest in the future.

I'd like to show you, not just by words. But actually what I have in my drawer every single day here at the floor. So thank you for helping me get through these late nights at the legislature. I hope you'll vote for the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McManus, Please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And I may be asking for a point of personal privilege. I'm not real clear on this, but I too was a Brownie Scout, a Girl Scout, and a Girl Scout leader. And both of my daughters were Girl Scouts. I would love to see how many people, how many of the ladies, here in the chamber were Scouts. Would it be possible for them to stand and be recognized? [SPEAKER CHANGES] All the members will please stand who were members of the Girl Scouts. And if the Chair may have a point of personal privilege. My daughter was a Girl Scout. She's now twenty four years old. And I think this time of year, to Representative Hall's point, this is I think, cookie time. And the Chair would suggest that if you get approached by a Girl Scout, you simply respond with, how many? And bring them here. Further discussion, further debate on the resolution. If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House Resolution 275 as ammended. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 118 having voted affirmative, and none in the negative. House Resolution 275 has been, has ammended, has been adopted. It will be ordered engrossed, and ordered printed. Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, upon motion of the Chair and all the members, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Girl Scout members, volunteers, and staff of North Carolina's Scout Counsel, Colonial Coast, Hornet's Nest Counsel, North Carolina Coastal Pines and Peaks to the Piedmont here on Girl Scout birthday and for, in honor of this resolution. Please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now back to House Bill 120. Representative, is the ammendment? Representative Luebke is recognized to enforce the ammendment, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Luebke moves to end the bill on page one, line 32. And on page two, line 22 by deleting timely, and substituting reasonable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Luebke, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the ammendment. The House will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members of Staff told me that reasonable would actually be more precise than timely, would handle the process better. And I appreciate that Representative Hager supports the ammendment. And so I think we could have 120 to zero. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Luebke, thank you for the change, appreciate it. And the 120 you were talking about, I think that is the only 120 votes on the bill, right? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the ammendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the ammendment sent forth by Representative Luebke to the House Committee substitue for House Bill 120. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 114 have been voted affirmative, and four

[Speaker Changes] in the negative. the amendment passes. We're back on the bill. Representative Earl, the chair is wondering whether or not the lady would wish to change her vote. [Speaker Changes] Sorry, [Speaker Changes] The lady would be recognized as having a malfunction, she will be recorded as having voted aye in her seat motes amendment. [Speaker Changes] Thank you. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion, further debate on the bill? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 120 as amended on its third reading. All those in favor vote aye, all those opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will opt machine record the vote. 99 having voted in the affirmative, and 18 in the negative. The House Committee Substitute to House bill 120 as amended has passed is third reading It will be engrossed and sent to the senate. [Speaker Changes] Representative Moore, please sate your purpose. [Speaker Changes] Motion pertaining to todays calendar. [Speaker Changes] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [Speaker Changes] Mr. Speaker, move that House Bill 23, the short title is digital learning competency school employees. That bill be removed from the committee on education to whence it was just referred today after having come back from the Senate and be placed on today's calendar ?? Rule 36B. [Speaker Changes] Without objection? So ordered. House Bill 23, the clerk will read. [Speaker Changes] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 23, a bill to be entitled to enact a directing the state board of education to develop and implement digital teaching learning standards or teachers and school administrators. [Speaker Changes] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [Speaker Changes] Representative Horne, please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] To move for concurrence. [Speaker Changes] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr. Speaker, this is one in the series of bills to move our education toward a digital environment. This bill has to do with training the teachers, moving the teaching professional development bill. It passed our house, passed unanimously through the education committee, passed the house 114 votes, went to the Senate, they made one slight modfication, which I am perfectly fine with, and when I say slight, I meant pretty slight, and in fact gave a little more flexibility to the teachers and the colleges of education so that we're not holding them to a particularly tightly woven rule. I am really fine with it and I can't imagine that anybody here would not be. I move for concurrence and ask your support. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion further debate on the motion, Representative Michaux, please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] Would the gentlemen yeild for a question? [Speaker Changes] Does the gentlemen yield? [Speaker Changes] Happily sir. [Speaker Changes] I'd like to know what the change was. [Speaker Changes] Yes sir. On page 2 of the bill we had required a minimum of two continuing education credits and digital teaching. The amendment simply says integrate digital teaching and learning into the requirements for licensure. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion further debate on the motion? If not the question before the House is the motion to concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 23. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Clerk will opt machine record the vote. 118 having voted in the affirmative, and none in the negative. The House has concurred in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 23. The bill will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, upon motion of Representative Susan Fisher and Joe Samqueen of the Western Delegation, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Mr. Abram Freedman, Representing the Western Delegation for the Canary Coalition. Please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and Gentlemen of the House

We have Representative Daughtry is added as a member of each judiciary subcommittee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the house, before we go to notices and announcements the chair would encourage all members who are available to attend some or all of the hearing that will be held in Room 643. There is also accommodations if there is overflow in the number of people for those to come into 544 so they will be able to hear there. It is also being streamed online. The chair would encourage all the members who have any social media presence to take the audio url and post it out on your Facebook and Twitter accounts to encourage other people from all parts of the world, literally, to listen in. Tomorrow, for your planning purposes, session will be at 3 pm and at this time the chair is trying to work to have Thursday be a no vote session and an early skeleton session. Chair understands there may be a darn good basketball game somewhere in Greensboro tomorrow afternoon. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Notices and announcements. Representative Murry please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The house committee on regulatory reforms subcommittee on business and labor will meet tomorrow at 11 am in Room 424 in the legislative office building. We will be taking up house bill 18, which is the youth skin cancer prevention act. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the house I do believe there is going to be an announcement reminding everyone about the screening that is going on tomorrow. I will tell you again the last time that this was completed there were four or five instances of people having identified skin conditions that did warrant further follow up. So the chair would encourage all of our colleagues to take the time tomorrow to go through the screening process. It can literally save a life. Representative McGrady please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Judiciary B will meet tomorrow, same time same place but in our published agenda we had listed house bill 88 and in capacity to proceed amendments offered by Representative Hurley but the companion bill to that has crossed over from the senate so rather than taking up the house version of the bill, we’ll take up the senate version of the bill. Just wanted to make everybody aware of that change. Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hollo, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] One in five citizens will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Most skin cancer can be cured and detected early. You’ve had a lesion that has changed or is new, the color is different, it’s raised, has irregular borders, it bleeds easily, or growing or just doesn’t look right. You’ve had no time to make an appointment. You’ve been putting it off. Now is your time to get it checked. The North Carolina Dermatology Association is sponsoring a free skin screening for legislators, their staff and the public tomorrow from 9 am to 3 pm in Room 1124. That’s from 9 am to 3 pm in Room 1124. Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Dollar please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Just a reminder. I’m sure your LAs have this on your calendar but the North Carolina Symphony is having its reception tonight I believe. So just check your calendars for that and appreciate you coming. Thank you [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Starnes please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The republicans will have a caucus immediately after session in the auditorium. You’ll find on your desk a package of information pertaining to the board of governors. Please bring this information with you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Larry Hall please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. The democratic caucus will meet at 2 o’clock pm tomorrow, one hour before session. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bill Brawley please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] There are two purposes Mr. Speaker. First an announcement, then a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement tomorrow the house subcommittee on local government regulatory reform…

Meet at 6:43 at 10 AM for House Bill 150, and for a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Last year I had 15 minutes spare, and I was walking by the place where they were doing the skin cancer screening, and I figured well, there are plenty of shades so that no one sees you because granted, I've never been accused of being model material. But I took 10 minutes to have a full body scan and the doctor looked at a place on my arm and said that is a basal cell carcinoma, I guarantee you. And if you can't make an appointment next week, you come see me the week after and we'll take care of it. So I made an appointment and had a more detailed examination and two places were removed, one it was in fact a mole, but there was a suspicion that it might have been melanoma, which is the bad one. The other was basal cell carcinoma, and they scrape it off with something kinda like a melon baller and it hurts like hell, but then you go for a year and you know that you're not gonna die. Now, I argue with a lot of you people, but quite frankly, I don't want you to have a couple of days wondering as I did, if the doctor's gonna tell you that thing's not really a mole. It's a death sentence. It's not something I would wish on any of you. Though if you don't have a skin cancer screening from time to time, take advantage tomorrow, and then we can come back tomorrow and debate bills in the marketplace of ideas together. Free of at least one worry of a bad outcome. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to students, teachers, and chaperones from Rivergate Elementary from my neck of the woods in Mecklenburg County, please stand and let us welcome you. [APPLAUSE] Representative Collins, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman's recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The attorney of House State Personnel Committee will meet tomorrow as listed at 12 o'clock in Room 544. As your notice here states, we will be hearing House Bill 161, we will not however, be hearing House Bill 202 as it's undergoing some current changes and we'll hear that one next week. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative West, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] A point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the house, I would like for you to join with me in wishing my seatmate a happy birthday today. [APPLAUSE] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman will yield for a moment, we have another notice to be read, and the Corporal read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee on Procreation, Subcommittee on Health and Human Services will not meet tomorrow. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, subject to the re-referral of bills and resolutions, and I think that's it, move that the House do now adjourn to reconvene on March the 13th, 2013 at 3 o'clock PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves seconded by Representative Hager, the House do now adjourn subject to re-referral bills and resolutions and potential recidive committee reports to reconvene at 3 PM tomorrow. All in favor say aye, all, opposed say no. Dice have it. The house stands adjourn. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That's some good stuff!